• 11 [beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity in feline, equine, and ossabaw swine adipose tissue 

    Farias, Fabiana Helena Geraldo (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Enzymatic 11 [beta] HSD1 amplification of glucocorticoid concentrations in adipose tissue has been associated with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease in humans and mice. Unfortunately, ...
  • Endocrine associations with beef carcass quality and yield 

    McNamara, Denise (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Serum concentrations of insulin, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and leptin were investigated relative to their association to beef carcass quality and yield grades at harvest. We observed that in a high quality, ...
  • Endocrinology of equine metabolic pathophysiology 

    Berg, Erika L., 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Obesity in horses is associated with a number of maladies including insulin resistance and laminitis; therefore studies investigating the metabolic physiology of equine were done. In our first study, we characterized the ...
  • Urocortin as a measure of stress in livestock 

    Burrows, Amanda M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Stress is a fact of life for every living thing. In livestock species, stress can affect an animal's performance, thus leading to decreased profit for producers. For decades, the stress response pathway has been the ...